Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints (Ephesians 6:18). This is a crucial time for church of Jesus Christ. The Father has a longing to pour out His Spirit on all flesh, and the enemy is seeking to pull believers into the flesh! If you have a thought come into your mind about a fellow believer, don’t dismiss it! It may be the prompting of the Holy Spirit to pray for that person. Many believers in our day are making compromises with the world and with the flesh. This is a scheme propagated by the enemy to stagnate the body of Christ before the rapture so that God’s purposes will not be fulfilled in the earth. If you have thoughts that question what good all the Bible reading, church meeting attendance, and prayer is doing, it’s the enemy! If you begin to feel that your spouse doesn’t care about or understand you anymore and thoughts come that tell you that you deserve better, it’s the enemy! If thoughts of oppression or depression come and give you a sense of hopelessness about the future, it’s the enemy! If you’re challenged to compromise your personal beliefs and values, it’s the enemy! If strong fear of a certain thing comes upon you, it’s the enemy. Resist him with the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God! When praying for fellow believers, let me remind you that you have the power to bind Satan and to loose the angels of God to minister to them (Matthew 18:18)! The Holy Spirit is a jealous lover placed within the believer, and he has a jealous desire for each believer to be strong spiritually and to fulfill the will of God (James 4:5). Ask the jealous lover to stir up spiritual passion and desire in the believer, and to cause them to loathe anything in their life that is not of God! Then prayer for their minds and spirits to be enlightened with the truth of the Word of God (Ephesians 1: 17-23)! Pray for them to be strengthened by the Holy Spirit in their spirit. Pray that the love of and for God would be stirred up in their life (Ephesians 3: 14-20). Pray for them to be filled with the knowledge of the will of God for them. Pray that their lives would make a positive impact on others (Colossians 1: 9-12). Let’s “cover each other’s back” in prayer, and let’s believe God to bring back to Himself those who have gone astray! Let’s believe for God’s perfect plan to come to pass in this hour through the church!
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